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'''Isaac Asimov''' (;''Pronunciation note'': In the humorous poem "The Prime of Life" published in the anthology ''The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories'', Asimov rhymes his name thusly: "Why, mazel tov, it's Asimov". In his comments to the poem, Asimov wrote that originally it was "Why, stars above, it's Asimov", and when someone suggested to use "mazel tov" instead, Asimov accepted this as a significant improvement. born '''Isaak Ozimov'''; ''circa'' January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was List of prolific writers|prolific and wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His...
Postscript }} He took more joy in being president of the American Humanist Association.{{cite book |title= I. Asimov: A Memoir|last= Asimov|first= Isaac|date= 1994|publisher=Doubleday|location= New York|isbn= 0-385-41701-2|page=500 }} The asteroid 5020 Asimov, a Asimov crater|crater on the planet Mars,{{cite web |url= |title=USGS Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, Mars: Asimov |accessdate=September 4, 2012}} a Brooklyn elementary school, and a Isaac Asimov Awards|literary award are named in his honor.
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